What are eco-friendly women’s shoes? Eco-friendly, or environmentally friendly women’s shoes are shoes made using sustainable methods and/or materials. Other common ways of referring to eco-friendly shoes are by describing them as green, fair-trade, ethically made or sustainable.
From what materials are Eco-Friendly Women’s Shoes made?
Women’s shoes that are eco-friendly have commonalities, making it easier for consumers to discern them from the group. Frequently, eco-friendly women’s shoes are made from the following materials (although this list is not all-inclusive)- hemp, organic cotton, recycled plastics, old carpet, old tires, recycled leather, and other sustainable products. Many eco-friendly shoes are also vegan (are not made of leather or any animal product).
How are Eco-Friendly Women’s Shoes made?
Although not all eco-friendly shoes claim to be fair-trade or even ethically manufactured, many companies making exclusively green shoes tend to also employ ethical development guidelines. Some of the guidelines include- no child labor, no excessive hours of work, healthy work conditions, gender equality, fair wages, etc.
Where do I get Eco-friendly Women’s Shoes?
Simple Shoes has to one of my favorite eco-friendly shoe company. Simple attempts to design trendy, good-looking women’s shoes while also emphasizing sustainable and fair practices. Simple Shoes also has an extremely informative and open website wherein you can learn about the materials Simple uses in shoe production and the company canons on fair trade.
Favorite Women’s Simple Boot
Materials- Hemp, Organic Cotton, Bamboo, recycled soda bottles, recycled tire
Favorite Women’s Simple Sneaker
Materials: Recycled car tire, recycled shoe, suede from eco-friendly tannery
Great Green Shoes
Great Green Shoes is an online shopping blog where users gathers what they deem the best of the eco-friendly shoe world into one place for consumers to find. Bloggers feature shoes suitable for vegans and vegetarians as well as those concerned about the environment and interested in alternative shoes. Great Green Shoes features different shoes each month, from Merrell to Sugar to Birkenstock.
Favorite Featured Women’s Shoe
Sugar Women’s Fortune Cookie Embroidered Flat
Alternative Outfitters is a boutique shoe store that is located in Los Angeles and has made it to the web. They offer leather alternatives, cruelty-free, vegan, and stylish women’s shoes! Alternative Outfitters only works with suppliers that use free trade conditions and do not use child labor.
Favorite Women’s Flat
Terris OrangeStrappy Crinkle Pleather Ballerina Flat
Favorite Women’s Snow Boots
Tan Faux Shearling Furry Lined Boots
Remember, women’s shoes can be both eco-friendly and stylish so that women do not have to compromise either their ethics or their morals.